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Harris was a truck driver from Mississippi in real life, but his “Ugan- dan Giant” gimmick cast him as an inarticulate monster who spoke only in grunts and whines, as he does throughout the bowling shoot.

its dismal impact, has taken Harris far away from those bright lights and big cities. “I’m never going to walk again. It’s just something I have to accept,” Harris, who now resides in Senatobia, Miss., said in the Bleacher Report story. Harris’s pro

wrestling career may be long behind him now, but he left many



unforgettable moments in its wake. One of those occurred not in the

ring, but, you guessed it — on the lanes. Enjoy this flashback to the glory days of pro wrestling, in which Kenneth Johnson, in his role as Slick, one of pro wrestling’s most charismatic villains, takes Kamala out on the lanes to teach him how to bowl. “The Slickster,” as the late Gorilla Monsoon always called him, boasts of his own bowling chops along the way, claiming he has bowled 27 perfect games.


Obviously, there was something about the sport of bowling and a good pro wrestling heel that went well together back in the glory days of World Wrestling Entertainment, formerly the World Wrestling Federation. Kamala was not the only grappler to take to the lanes back then. The late Curt Hennig, known by his moniker, Mr. Perfect, during the



peak of his career in the ring, once put the “perfect” in “perfect game” with this visit to a bowling center. The moral

of this clip appears to be the following: Who needs good bowling equipment and coaching, when you’ve got a little video editing and some capable camera work on your side?

“Mr. Perfect,” Curt Hennig TOUCH FOR VIDEO

CELEBRATION’ “BIG GUY TOUCHDOWN” PROVOKES BIG STRIKE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD. It’s not every day that you see a left tackle charge


into the end zone with the football in hand to put six points on the board. And, according to Mercer Uni- versity football Offensive Coordinator, Casey Vogt, the first day it happened on his watch will be the last day it happened. That was his message to his players as they actually practiced a reverse pass play that would put 287-lb. left tackle, Thomas Marchman, in the end zone. “I told them ‘you guys better celebrate, and get the penalty, ‘cause it won’t get called again.’” The boys heard Vogt loud and clear.

After the play they never thought would actually get called during a game did indeed get called, and Marchman pulled it off with the aplomb of a seasoned wide receiver, they drew what might be the most worthwhile “excessive celebration” penalty in football history. Marchman’s fellow players lined up in the for- mation of a full rack of bowling pins, Marchman rolled the football like a bowling ball, and, well, the rest just has to be seen to be believed.

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